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militants are being held. the u.s. has not ruled out trying to rescue them. >> i'm not going to have more specifics to share with you. i just want to be very clear that no effort is spared in trying to bring our people home. >> the u.s.'s top attorney has vowed to bring his killers to justice. he has opened a criminal investigation into the killing. >> this justice department, this department of defense, this nation, we have long memories and our reach is very wide. we will not forget what happened and pepepe will be held accountable. one way or the other. >> the islamic state fighters demands that the u.s. stop airstrikes on them. they are threatening to kill another american hostage. washington will not negotiate with them. the u.s. continues to bomb their
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positions in northern iraq. >> james foley's killer, tell us more about what we know and what authorities are doing to track him down. >> basically, there are two lines of investigation. one is the close analysis of the video, the so-called execution video. investigators will be looking at voice analysis, they will be looking at where the video was shot, the quality of it. the detail that might give them clues about who the person in the video might be and who is behind this killing. british intelligence might have some idea about who this person is. they're speaking to some of the former hostages who were held alongside james foley and other journalists that have been killed. they were able to provide some quite vital information. this is a man who hails from
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london. a long investigation going into this inquiry. >> how concerned is it about britain's fighting alongside of chi hotties? are we talking about hundreds? >> it is turning out to be a major issue for the british government. there could be as many as four or 500 british chi hotties fighting a rock and syria. some of them may return to the u.k.. -- british jihadhis finding any rock in syria. even if the perpetrators identified, what to do about them, you mentioned that report, u.s. special forces were not able to go in and get james foley and the other hostages out. what can be done about them?
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>> to u.s. aid workers who contracted ebola after working in africa have recovered after receiving an external drug. they were treating patients in liberia. the missionaries were treated with the drug before being airlifted to the hospital. ebola has killed 1350 people in west africa since march. >> we are joined from washington, d.c.. this experimental drug was used on both of these american patients. they also received blood transfusions. do we know anything about what cured them? >> that experimental drug was hailed as some kind of miracle cure when it was first used on the patients when they were back in liberia.
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the doctor who has been treating them at the hospital was effectively saying not so fast, don't jump to conclusions. it is impossible to tell whether this drug speeded their recovery or might have slowed the recovery is down. only six patients have received this drug so far in the whole world. it has already run out after those six treatments. one of those patients has died. another is in serious condition. that might look like a good outcome for such a deadly disease but it is far too early to draw any clear conclusions. the doctors say what they do know is that what they referred to as aggressive support is the main thing in treating patients.
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>> tell us more about the support and efforts to contain the outbreak in africa and treat patients who are infected. >> the world health organization has approved the use of experimental drugs and must africa and they will be holding a meeting to ramp up production. knuth eight is out to show the disease does continue to spread. >> edges we just heard, containing the virus is proving to be a huge bash as we just heard, containing the virus is turning out to be a huge problem. >> the government sealed off the slum as part of the efforts to stop the spread. residents said they were being cut off from food su pplies. >> the disease has spread to
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nigeria, africa's most populous nation. >> africa's biggest city. if ebola got a foothold in the city, it could spread quickly and on a scale never seen before. 12 weeks ago, a sick man brought the ebola virus here. since then, this is the number one topic on the streets of town. also at the various meeting points. are you scared of the ebola disease? >> yes, i am very scared. >> are you scared? >> even if there is a way out, when god says i will escape, i will escape. >> most people know the situation is much worse in sierra leone.
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people know that the fight against ebola is not over yet. at this hospital, four patients are receiving treatment. three people have died of the virus here. five others have survived. >> it is a scary situation and people don't understand it has this is not part of our environment. the worst is not over. >> so far, ebola is under control in liberia. >> they have done very well. there is a brand-new treatment facility. within one week, they had their emergency operations set up. >> such a robust response will remain vital to make sure that ebola cannot spread out of control. >> an israeli air strike has killed three how mosque
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commandos. >> they will avenge the death, several civilians including three children have also been killed in israeli airstrikes in the past 24 hours. one israeli was wounded by rocket fire. >> thousands joined the funeral procession through the streets. the bodies of the three commanders were carried aloft, two wrapped in the flag of the brigades. a series of missile struck before dawn, destroying a four story building in a densely populated building. at least three other people were killed in addition to the commanders. israel says they played key roles in expanding the capability and those were linked to the capture of the israeli shoulder in 2006.
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>> we will continue to search and target a mosque leaders everywhere and anywhere. >> militants have launched hundreds of rockets and mortars since cease-fire talks collapsed on tuesday. one man was seriously wounded by mortar fire. many are leaving to seek refuge farther north. the palestinian death toll continues to rise. israeli airstrikes killed dozens more civilians across the territory on thursday. among them, at least four children. >> what did they do? what crime did they commit? they were small children safe in their homes. >> mediators are trying to reopen lines of dialogue but there is a little chance of quick and to the fighting. israel says they are ready for a lengthy campaign. they have given approval for the
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call up of 10,000 army reservists. >> a military appointed legislature has elected an army chief as the country's new prime minister. >> he was the only candidate, the time the military took over after months of unrest between supporters and opponents of the ousted prime minister. >> they have ruled out fresh elections before october, 2015. >> indonesia's court has confirmed that -- one last month's election. the losing candidate had disputed the results. >> earlier in the capital, police clashed with his supporters who gathered outside of just the court. protester tried to break through barriers. aviation officials have their eyes on the volcano after
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increased activity. >> meteorologist have raised the alert level to orange signaling a heightened danger of an eruption. >> this is still the operative word as the largest falconer continues to rumble. all roads are closed. hikers and tourists who normally flock to the park have been ordered to evacuate the area. experts say the volcano is stable for now but the authorities are taking no chances. >> the area has been active in recent years and tied to say we are going into an especially active time. there is good reason to be on their toes. >> this is a huge volcanic system underneath the glacier. seismologists have recorded thousands of small in tense earthquakes.
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in april, 2010, and major eruption sent a plume of ash nine kilometers into the atmosphere prompting aviation authorities to close most of europe's airspace. this cost airlines well over a billion euros. the eyes cap released three cubic meters of ice water. for now, the glacier is deceptively calm, but the beauty of this landscape bolide the pilot forces of nature beneath the surface. >> that was pretty amazing but still to come, this spectacular footage. >> what would george chances be of walking away without a single
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crash. >> they were born and raised in germany. their spouses come from other european countries. what obstacles did they have to overcome? what has facilitated sharing their lives together? and how is the next generation profiting from their experience?
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>> turkey's ruling justice and development party has chosen a new prime minister. he is a longtime party official who served as the foreign minister for the past five years. reports say he was erdogan's top choice for the job. our correspondent is in istanbul. the party holds all the power in turkey. erdogan will be the president. is this the death of the secular is ttate?he death of the secular >> the government would dismiss cuts concern saying that they pose no threat to the secular state but critics of the government of which there are many are deeply concerned by this. they say this is increasing
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centralization of power, the removal of more checks to the government and i think they will be concerned by this election who is seen as an ideologue within the party which has its roots in political islam. he talked about continuing the journey of the party and the same the legacy of which will last centuries. what the legacy will be remains unclear but he is expected to push through the party's agenda. one possible check to the prime minister's agenda will be the constitutional court which still remains largely independent. when erdogan becomes president, it will be the top agenda to change the makeup of that court. >> it sounds wicked will be business as usual. >> -- it sounds like it will be business as usual. >> president erdogan will be
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looking to davutoglu to carry out his policies. he wants to be a hands on them assertive president. one of the reasons he chose davutoglu, he doesn't have much of a power base within the party. it is expected that erdogan will be using davutoglu to exercise power. >> erdogan said that the new prime minister would be central in the fight against parallel structures. >> a turkish cleric living in self imposed exile. the government blames the followers for carrying out corruption probes against the government and the prime minister's family and now since then they have been launching a purge within the judiciary. davutoglu made clear that this
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policy, this battle of what they called the parallel state will continue and that means there will probably more tensions and more divisions within turkey. >> interesting times in turkey. ukrainian border guards have become custom checks on a rest in a conflict -- on a russian aid convoy. 200 talks have been held up for a week. kiev fears that moscow wants to smuggle in military supplies. government troops have made significant advances this week. they are trying to take back from rebels. >> we drive past tanks and artillery positions. we are part of a convoy of journalists.
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artillery fire sounds in the distance. both sides are equipped with heavy weaponry. this is eight kilometers. this is according to officials. the people are suffering from shortages of water, electricity, and food. >> ukrainian soldiers i speak to don't feel like agreeingto a cease-fire. many feel the campaign just isn't advancing fast enough. the real problem is a lack of leadership at the very top levels of the army. >> rockets were fired at opposition twice in 10 minutes. it took half an hour before there was a response from our side.
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then, only three rockets. by that time, they had smoke the cigarette and hidden the rockets. >> these soldiers are clearly not happy. some complain of a lack of equipment. one tells us he hasn't been paid this month. what we hear again and again is that the soldiers feel like they are cannon fodder. >> there is not enough of anything. our operations are not well or donated. as for our soldiers, we really don't have any experience in the battle situation. we suffer losses every day, soldiers are being killed. military equipment is being destroyed. , a tanks have we lost? >> no one expects to be able to return home anytime soon. we are sent back. it is too dangerous to proceed, we are told. the area around the hospital is
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said to be under fire. >> some business news now and bank of america has been fined $17 billion for misleading investors about mortgage risks in the run-up to the financial crisis. it is the highest penalty imposed on the bank since the crisis in a roughly equal to the amount they made in profit over the past three years. bank of america will pay nearly 10 billion of the fine in cash and spend the rest on relief to consumers affected by losses. european stocks rose to the highest level this month as investors bet that a slowdown in euro area manufacturing and services growth will increase pressure on the ecb to do more to stimulate the recovery. our correspondent sent us this summary. >> the news about the payment of
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bank of america has a positive side as well. only healthy banks are able to pay such high amounts. during the recent quarter, the banks in the u.s. posted the second highest earnings in more than two decades, more than 40 billion euros dollars. -- 40 billion u.s. dollars. this have to do with positive economic data coming in from the u.s.. economic data from the eurozone was not looking so good but this only fuels speculation that more monetary easing by the european central bank is something that investors can hope for. >> to the u.s. where the st. louis suburb of ferguson was calm her. there was unrest over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager. police made some arrests but protests were smaller than previously and remained largely
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peaceful. >> many white residents in ferguson are worried about possible rich bench attacks. >> stephen king is an experienced tutor. he owns a gun store in the outskirts of ferguson, missouri and says his sales have doubled. >> a lot of people want to have the firearm to defend themselves , who have never really thought about it before, it might have been on the back burner where they thought, it might be nice to have a gun. well, now that everything is happening in their backyard, they are saying, it is time to defend ourselves because it is getting too close to home. >> one of his customers is jim smith. >> i am lacking a mind as far as
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my neighbors can go. i am a slow steady. i am caught up with him now and my neighborhood is good to go. >> he is expecting the violence in ferguson to continue. stephen king used to work as a police officer. he remembers a more peaceful time. >> when i worked in that area, the windows were not boarded up. when you drive through there and you see that, it really touches your heart. >> this is the spot just a few kilometers away. family and friends were trying to come to terms with their loss. many of them are worried by the increase in gun sales. >> i believe that the purchase of a handgun shows us that how much we are diverse. >> the more guns that are out there, the more likelihood that we will be shooting. >> michael pruitt works for an
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african-american group formed more than a century ago. he is not surprised that his neighbors are buying guns. >> you are highlighting crimes or other things that involve african-americans, then of course when you have of crisis like this, people tend to believe that all hell is about to break loose. >> the circumstances surrounding michael brown's death are still unclear. it is unlikely that the purchase of guns will help to restore calm. >> some spectacular footage from the germany rally. the team slid off the road, took a roll together. count how many times they roll before coming to a stop. there they are, they are still rolling.
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here is another view from inside the cockpit. a few expletives we had to bleep out. the very comfortable ride. and there they have to check with each other to make sure that everything was all right. i think they were amazed that they were still alive. both walked away unhurt from this. just a little bit of a shock. >> one way to crush those grapes. not recommended for everybody.
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